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. going for obama in 2008. then gop mcdonald the following election. in arlington, news4. >>> senator webb is a decorated marine who served in vietnam. he was secretary of the navy under president ronald reagan. he was also a best selling author. >>> in egypt today, thousands continued to gather in cairo's main square. protesters blocked the path to parliament. the expanded protest followed a warning from egypt's vice president that the demonstrations would not be tolerated much longer. mean while they increased security along the road to the palace. protest leaders plan to march on the palace this friday. >>> still to come, lindsay lohan facing a felony because of a necklace. is she headed back to jail? >> she's in court. we'll have the latest after the break. >>> also, a feisty older lady gives robbers a run for their money. >>> more pain at the pump. could you be paying much more for gas if maryland lawmakers get their way? >>> i'm liz crenshaw. the tricks of the trade for valentines brunch. >>> news4 at 5:00 -- >> is just getting started. [ male announcer ] from maryland to the mall an
at the possible of civil war. president obama is expected to make a statement soon and we will take you to the white house live when that happens. >>> amateur video from new zealand shows the drama rescue of two people trapped under rubble after monday's 6.3 earthquake in christchurch on the south island. >> you can see one man being pulled out of a collapsed building by rescue workers and on to a stretcher. another woman was able to walk away after being freed from a concrete hole. >> there are 75 confirmed deaths and many more are missing. >>> back home, the legal fis fight over same second maryland continues. senator are crafting a bill to legalize and it governor martin o'malley said he will sign the bill if it reaches him. here's chris gordon in annapolis. >>> in maryland, the debought over gay marriage is causing a deep did you have i'd over the meaning of religious freedom. jamie raskin from silver spring, a constitutional expert strks floor leader for the bill. he explained it will not require the church, the clergy or any organization to participate. >> i belong to a church in
the people and that's what they're so proud of. >>> today president obama said young egyptian haves shown the world what can be achieved through nonviolent protests. >> reporter: we saw the protesters chant "we are peaceful" again and again. egyptians have inspired us and they've done so by widing the idea that justice. >> reporter: the president said there are few moments in our life where we have the privilege of witnessing history taking place. this is one of those times. >>> robert wentrum is part of the investigative team at nbc news. he has significant expertise on issues involving the middle east. he joins us live from new york. robert, egyptian president hosni mubarak steps down. what happens next in the country is what everybody wants to know in the days and weeks to come? >> the first question is whether hosni mubarak who is now in sharm el sheikh at the southern tip of the peninsula will be moving on. there's some indication he may be leaving very soon for points west or points east, more than likely he will be going towards the emirates which does not have an extra decision tr
were largely peaceful. >> just a short time ago, president obama said he was encouraged by the restraint shown today, but reiterateded that the u.s. strongly opposes the use of violence by the government, and the protesters. >> and is he stopped short of demanding that president hosni mubarak resign right now, but he did urge him to consider his legacy. >> the key question he should be asking himself is, how do i leave a legacy behind in which egypt is able to get through this transformative period, and my hope is that he will end up making the right decision. >> the president also said that recent violence against journalists, human rights activists and peaceful protesters is not acceptable. he did not blame president mubarak, but he said it is the egyptian government's job to protect its people. >> many people trying to make their way out of egypt are ready to head to any city for safety. some of those folks live here right in the washington area. and have just landed back in the states. melissa malay is live at the egyptian embassy with more on their story. melissa? >
that serve as a hub are often dominated by an individual carrier. >>> president obama planning a star-studded super bowl party. we'll find out who he invited. >>> also ahead, it's the number-one killer among women. but does aromatherapy really fight heart disease? we separate fact from fiction. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. census or scam? it looks official, but is it really a government survey? my story is coming up. [ male announcer ] before he changed the world... tear down this wall. [ male announcer ] ...or led a nation... i ronald reagan do solemnly swear. [ male announcer ] ...or governed a state... you and i have a rendezvous with destiny. [ male announcer ] ...he inspired our company... with his optimism, his belief in innovation, and his entrepreneurial spirit. [ man ] for general electric, here is ronald reagan. ♪ it's easy to spot a capital one bank. ♪ ♪ ♪ the most branches and atms in the dc area. one near you. [ all ] what's in your wallet? >>> heart disease is the number one killer of women. and february is heart month. >> a lot of women have no idea how to prevent hear
-americans on u.s. culture. from the days of slavery in the jamestown colony to barack obama's presidency. there are dozens and dozens of artifacts, from belongings to the first black troops in the u.s. army, mohammed ali's road. an incredible array of artifacts collected by smileey. the exhibit is open on weekdays from now until the early part of may. >>> law enforcement agencies from around the country are coming together to make sure the super bowl is safe. security for the big game coordinated by dozens of agencies, including the homeland security. tens of thousands of police and private security officers will be checking every piece of cargo and every person entering cowboy stadium. the security measures will also include robots and bomb-sniffing dogs. >>> a sand bar in south florida is turning into a hot spot for artistic activity. it all began when this grand piano showed up on miami's key biscayne bay. but the saga continued when a table and chairs showed up a few days later. and this morning, helicopters captured this man kayaking his way to the sand bar only to sit down at the t
the win at the daytona 500. >>> elton john, kanye west, david and victoria beckham are in. the obamas, nope, uh-uh. the invitations to the royal wedding are in the mail. >> prince william and kate middleton invited some 1,900 charity workers and friends to their ceremony. the invitations are beveled with gilded edges. >> oh, my. 40 kings, queens, principles and princesses are on the list. the obamas are not on the list. even though they have attended royal weddings in the past. >> also not attendings, sarah ferguson. her daughters, however, will likely attend, since they are cousins of the groom. >>> well, remember the super mario brothers, or sonic the hedgehog? now, with your help, they could be headed here to the smithsonian. the art of video games will open next month at the museum of american art. the exhibit will focus on the evolution of games over the past four decades. the public can vote on the website,, for games that will be included in that exhibit. >>> let's take a look at what's coming up at 6:00. here is dorene gentzler. >> thousands of protesters h
to president obama. police never suspected foul play in her death. >>> it is one of the richest communities in the nation. but even fairfax county struggles with the issue of homelessness. however, as julie carey reports now, a new plan to dramatically reduce the number of homeless may be paying off. >> reporter: with its light-filled rooms and comfortable surroundings, this shelter is the symbol of fairfax county's newest approach to homelessness, called housing first. >> we can't say that no one will ever lose their home. but if someone's going to lose their home, we will have a process in place whereby that family will not have to go out and sleep in their car. >> reporter: shelter resident karen is an example of how the philosophy works. last summer when she was released from prison, she and her 11-year-old son had no place to go. but dubois didn't spend a day on the street because agencies steered her here. >> on the strength of them, and me knowing that i have somewhere to be for me and my son, it really helped me out. >> reporter: the fairfax county board of supervisors got a progres
trying to repeal president obama's health care reform law. democrats recently block the health care reform repeal bill. the issue was brought up as an amendment to an aviation bill. today's debate come after a federal judge ruled, that law is unconstitutional. that legal battle is likely to head to the u.s. supreme court. >>> fairfax county is facing a serious budget shortfall. we're talking about a projected $55 million in the red. every department including fire and police is being told to shave off $1.5 million. jane watrel is live with the latest on the story for us. >> reporter: to put this in perspective, fairfax county's budget woes are no different than what other municipalities are facing in the region. but back in may of last year, the county executive issued a directive asking all departments to make cuts, including police and fire. fairfax county fire and rescue workers prepare for the next call. but there is concern in the fire house. over proposed countywide bug cuts to the department that could come in the next few months. the fire chief wants to cut a million dollars
. >> reporter: president obama spoke about these developments in egypt before mubarak's announcement earlier today. he spoke in marquette, michigan. >> we are following today's events in egypt very closely. and we'll have more to say as this plays out. but i want it absolutely clear that we are witnessing history unfold. it's a moment of transformation that's taking place, because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> reporter: mubarak is feeding power to vice president omar suleiman who says he is committed to a peaceful transfer of power. he went on television a short time ago, urging protesters to go home, to go back to work, and not to listen to satellite television and radio. those who are trying to stir up controversy and chaos. now we wait for the reaction of the protesters in the streets who have a big demonstration planned for once again, tomorrow. reporting live from the newsroom, darcy spencer, news4, back to you. >>> thank you, darcy. >>> as the world was waiting to see if mubarak would step down from power, home here at home, from families overseas, will be watching the
'll be back again. they're trying to get the attention of president obama, and the international community to intervene. as libya desends into chaos, amidsst reports, they're using cell phones and computers for information about anyone. >> i don't know if they're dead, alive, maimed, raped, killed, who knows. >> reporter: a group of libyan ex pa trats called on the united nations to intervene and remove the strong man. >> we're trying to reach out to them every single day. communications are cut down. sometimes we have success with certain means of communication, and sometimes we're left in the dark. especially as the events escalate. >> reporter: with the shouting gadhafi taking to the airwaves today, pounding his fist and vowing to fight on and die a martyr, the libyan-american community fears he might engineer a genocide to stop the demonstrations. >> he is that diabolical. that's how i describe gadhafi's personality. it's sad that he -- but he's lost all touch with reality. he needs medical attention. he needs, you know, he needs help at this point. he's lost control of himself, and he
who defied a government protest. president barack obama condemned the reports of violence against the demonstrators in bahrain and also in libya and yemen, urging government restraint. and in egypt today, hundreds of thousands of people filled tahrir square, one week after hosni mubarak's resignation. kristen dahlgren reports.
two weeks of protests, thousands of demonstrate tors still carved camped out. president obama is trying to mend some fences with america's best business leaders today. he visited the u.s. chamber of commerce. the building just a short walk from the white house, but miles apart from the president in terms of policy. today, the president defended the issues that have separated his administration and business leaders. those include government regulation and his controversial health care law. he also asked for a more cooperative relationship between the private and government sectors. >>> today american companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets. and i know that many of you have told me that you're waiting for demand to rise before you get off the sidelines and expand. but many of your own economists and sales people are now forecasting a healthy increase in demand. so i just want to encourage you to get in the game. >> the president also voweded to lower the corporate tax rate and eliminate tax loopholes. >>> the united negro college fund is moving from fai
. >>> president obama is gearing up for a major budget battle. he released his $3.73 billion budget yesterday and some democrats immediately protested cuts to programs that benefit low-income americans such as headstart. republicans immediately blasted it for not cutting enough to reduce the nation's massive deaf sismt. at a news conference today, the president said democrats and republicans will have to make some difficult decisions together. >> so i believe we can find this common ground, but we're going to have to work, and we owe the american people a government that lives within its means while still investing in our future. >> the biggest danger to our country is if we do not act. >> i recognize there are going to be plenty of arguments in the months to come. and everybody's going to have to give a little bit. >> republican lawmakers say they are drawing up their own spending plan. >>> it's been a long time, a week from today, the first stretch of the long awaited intercounty connector will be open to the public. it will be a seven-mile stretch from i-370 in gaithersburg to route 28 in
for president barack obama, as he delivers his budget for 2012 to congress today. $3.7 trillion budget features an increase in spending in the areas of education, energy and infrastructure. and the white house plans to offset those costs with various cuts. the budget also features a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next ten years. but republicans say it doesn't go far enough. republicans in the house have proposed a plan to cut $61 billion in federal spending. they'll begin debating on that tomorrow. >>> waiters are taking a stand today on the busiest day of the year for restaurants. valentine's day. a new report out says 86% of d.c.'s restaurant workers earn less than a living wage with very few benefits. servers gathered here this afternoon in eatonville restaurant in northwest d.c. to protest. right now, the federal minimum wage for servers is $2.13. democratic maryland congresswoman donna edwards plans to introduce a bill to ultimately raise that to $5.50. >>> two burglary suspects are dead after they had a shootout with police at a home they were allegedly robbing, a ho
against the u.s. >> president obama is weighing all his options in an effort to deal with the crisis in libya. >> and a d.c. mayor's assistant is escorted out of the building today, and it has something to do with a young girl. >>> and good evening, i'm wendy rieger in for dorene gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. a city employee was fired thi
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